Penn State Wilkes-Barre postpones Northeast Regional Science Olympiad to March 9

LEHMAN TWP. — The Northeast Regional Science Olympiad scheduled for Wednesday, March 7 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre is postponed until Friday, March 9, according to Rachel Olszewski, campus strategic communications specialist. A pending snow storm expected Wednesday into Thursday caused the annual event to be rescheduled. The Northeast Regional Science Olympiad is expected to attract […]

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‘SNL’ alum Quinn recovering from heart attack with humor

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” alum Colin Quinn is exercising his wit days after a heart attack interrupted his busy touring schedule. The 58-year-old Quinn took to Twitter on Monday to let friends and foes alike know he’s “starting a list of those who didn’t ‘check in’ yet,” five days after his Valentine’s […]

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Review: Bistro on the Avenue

KINGSTON — After the busy holidays, reconnecting and lingering over dinner and drinks with a good friend is a wonderful way to spend a rainy January evening, especially when you decide to meet at Bistro on the Avenue, located at 174 United Penn Plaza in Kingston. This location has long been known for its cozy […]

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Review: Powerhouse Eatery

WHITE HAVEN — On a very cold Tuesday evening, my dining partner and I entered the Powerhouse restaurant in White Haven, conveniently located just off Interstate 80 at Exit 273. In what was once the building dedicated to producing the electrical supply for the growing White Haven Sanatorium and medical complex in the early 1900s, […]

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Review: Oyster Restaurant

WILKES-BARRE — When entering the restaurant, I was greeted by what appeared to be the bartender and a waitress. I was waiting for my friend and decided to order a drink while waiting. The bartender and the Maitre D Darrel, suggested the Marilyn Monroe, a signature martini. This consisted of strawberry vodka and champagne, garnished […]

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The five best Super Bowl commercials, from Tide to Tide

This year’s Super Bowl commercials largely took a break from politics and offered up silly humor instead. Celebrity cameos ranging from rapper Cardi B to actor Chris Hemsworth brought out the best in the spots. We saw a few of them coming – Amazon and Doritos, for instance, released their ads online earlier this week […]

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Review: Jam-packed Timberlake halftime show fails to dazzle

NEW YORK — Justin Timberlake ended his Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday with no unintentionally exposed body parts. Still, the singer made reference to the infamous 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” the incident where he raised a ruckus by yanking off part of Janet Jackson’s costume and freeing her bare breast. Timberlake played “Rock […]

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EEI plans to break ground to build new Meadows Nursing & Rehabilition Center

DALLAS TWP. —Ecumenical Enterprises Inc. wants to break ground to construct a new Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation facility this spring off Route 118, attorney Thomas O’Connor, said Jan. 29. EEI operates The Meadows complex, which includes the Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center as well as several apartments for the elderly and an assisted living facility […]

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Review: The Woodlands

If you’ve been to any of the popular dinner and dance parties at the Woodlands recently, you know they leave little to be desired. That is, they’re close to perfect. I’d heard from quite a few friends who attended the Woodlands’ packed New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing celebration a few weeks ago. They told […]

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Paper, bamboo, Twizzlers: Restaurants consider alternatives to the plastic straw

Order a drink at Mama’s Fish House in Maui, and it’ll arrive topped with a black paper straw. At South Africa’s Conscious 108, you’ll likely get a straw made of steel. And at Harlem Public, waiters hand out Twizzlers, with their tips cut off, for sipping certain drinks. The best part? When they’re done slurping […]

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